Kate Winslet has full custody of her kids – ‘None of this 50/50 time with the mums and dads’

Even though she’s won an Oscar and been nominated for a further five, Kate Winslet has her fair share of critics. Mostly it’s to do with her private life – at 38 the actress is expecting her third child with her third husband, Ned Rocknroll.

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She already has Mia, 13, with first husband Jim Threapleton and Joe, 9, with director Sam Mendes. In December she married Rocknroll (he changed his name from Ned Abel Smith and Winslet has said she won’t be changing her name to his!) and “things are wonderful,” she said last month.

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She plays a single mum in her new film, Labor Day. “I have admiration for mothers everywhere. Being a parent turns you inside out. It completely transforms your life and, of course, your children are your absolute everything,” she said.

But as for critics of the fact that her three children will have three different fathers, “People go, ‘Oh, my God! Those poor children! They must have gone through so much.’ Says who?” she says in a new interview in Vogue.

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“They’ve always been with me,” she says. “They don’t go from pillar to post; they’re not flown here and there with nannies. That’s never happened. My kids don’t go back and forth; none of this 50/50 time with the mums and dads – my children live with me; that is it. That is it!”

The interview doesn’t cover what access her exes do have, although she says her kids have good relationships with their fathers.

What do you think of her custody rules? Every situation is different, but do you think 50/50 custody is important, if it’s possible?

  • don’t judge! you have no idea what goes on and no right to say what is the right way to go everyone is in a different situation.


  • Shes my favourite actress shes so natural and inspiring!


  • I think the most important thing is that the children are living a stable life and not being shot from one parent to the other. I raised my children single handed and my husband took his children every two weeks for a weekend and when he wanted to take them out other nights that was okay with me. Children need a stable base to grow, unfortunately I do not advocate single parenting because I believe that children need both their father and their mother. Unfortunately when two people cannot live together their differences can cause rifts and maybe because one or both cannot or will not work things out especially when there are children involved it can make the situation difficult and the last things that children need is to be living in two different dwellings. I personally don’t believe children adjust because I see what the scars that marriage breakdown and single parenting have done to my children. But when you don’t have any choice and you are forced to walk a road that you didn’t bargain on walking then it is better for the children to be with the more stable parent so they can be brought up in the best and most stable living arena that they can. The children’s lives and security if of the utmost importance not that of the parents. The children come first in my book and that was my attitude in raising my children as a single parent.


  • I think every situation differs from couple to couple (or non couple in this case), ultimately if the children are happy and comfortable is the main thing.


  • i think its a good idea. i would hate shared custody


  • Well, isn’t she just the boss of the wash.

    I hope Mrs Rocknroll has better luck with her new hubby, I would imagine he’s guessed by now if things don’t work out he won’t be getting shared custody.


  • I think split custody is too unstable for children.


  • Good to know that she’s happy and enjoying motherhood. All the best to her.


  • Different fathers, not so unusual this day and age.


  • good to see she has full custody, I think shared is harder on the kids


  • it is so sad that she gets judged so harshly


  • Good article , thanks for sharing


  • you go girl! shes a real fire cracker and tough chick, i like seeing these sorts of women in fashion and the media, good on her!


  • Your such a lovely and beautiful mother good to see you have your gorgeous children Kate.


  • As long as she and the kids are happy who are we to judge?


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